LAPD Releases Sketch of Hollywood Rape Suspect

LAPD detectives circulated a sLAPD handout-sketch of Hollywood rape suspectketch of a man they said abducted and raped a woman after she left a nightclub in Hollywood.

The woman may have mistaken the man for a ride share driver she was expecting, detectives said.

The man drove the woman to a secluded area and assaulted her on January 7, 2017, according to a statement.

"During the time the suspect kept the victim captive, he told her personal information about himself. The suspect stated he either lived or worked in the Long Beach area," the LAPD said.

The man also told the woman he owned an accounting business and worked with his brother, and that he had another brother who worked in law enforcement.

The LAPD said the man was of Middle Eastern descent, 25 to 30 years old, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall, and weighed about 165 pounds. 

Anyone with information should contact LAPD West Bureau sexual assault detectives at 213-473-0447.

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